LyondellBasell Announces Senior Notes Offering

March 26, 2012


ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) today announced that it is planning to issue an aggregate principal amount of up to $3.0 billion of senior notes (the "notes") to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and to certain non-U.S. persons in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

LyondellBasell (the "Company") intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the notes, together with cash on hand, to finance the repurchase of any and all of Lyondell Chemical Company's 8% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 and any and all of Lyondell Chemical Company's 11% Senior Secured Notes due 2018[1], including through tender offers, and consent solicitations, and to pay fees and expenses related to the repurchase.  All remaining proceeds from this offering not used to repurchase the 8% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 and the 11% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 will be used for general corporate purposes.  The notes are expected to be guaranteed on a senior basis by, subject to certain exceptions, each existing and future wholly owned United States subsidiary of the Company that is an issuer or co-issuer in respect of, or guarantees, any debt securities issued in the capital markets by the Company or any subsidiary.

The notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.  This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies.  The company manufactures products at 58 sites in 18 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.  More information about LyondellBasell can be found at

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[1] The liens on all of the collateral securing the 8% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 and the 11% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 have been released pursuant to previously executed supplemental indentures to the indentures governing such notes.


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SOURCE LyondellBasell Industries